Wednesday, April 28, 2010
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Lincoln College ends theater season with 'Other People's Money'

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[April 28, 2010]  This weekend the Lincoln College Fine Arts program presents "Other People's Money," a story of personal values and corporate greed, written by Jerry Sterner.

This play is the final theater production for the season, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Insurance"Other People's Money," is a story of '80s-style corporate greed in a David versus Goliath-like tale. New England Wire and Cable is the unsteady holding of an otherwise profitable enterprise under siege by a corporate raider. Lawrence Garfinkle, the raider, is not only sexist, but a glutton for doughnuts. He intends to plunder the assets of the business and then shut it down.

Andrew Jorgensen, the principal of New England Wire and Cable, works with a managerial sidekick, William Coles, and Bea, a longtime lover and secretary. They discover that their corner-store business ethic is outmoded in the modern era and its "Gordon Gartrel/Greed Is Good" attitude.

Instead of lying down and letting the takeover happen, they opt to call in Bea's daughter, Kate Sullivan, an attractive young attorney, who is not above sexual politicking and muckraking for help.

As the fate of 1,200 factory workers and the old-fashioned way of doing business hangs in the balance, audience members see firsthand the struggle between loyalty and personal values.

Tickets are $7 for adults, and $5 for students with ID, children and seniors. Call 217-732-3155, ext. 280, to purchase tickets.

[Text and pictures from file received from Lincoln College]


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